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Caroni 21 years 1997 Berry Bros & Rudd Cask n°181 - One of 231 Exceptional Casks

  • 60.40% |
  • 0.70L

A 21 year old Caroni single cask (#181) distilled in 1997 and bottled by Berry Bros & Rudd for the Exceptional Casks range. Berry Bros & Rudd was founded in 1698, making it the oldest independent bottler in Great Britain. It has supplied wines and spirits to the British Royal Family since King Georg…More info

  • Distillery: Caroni
  • Appellation: Rhum, Rhum
  • Country/Region: Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 good appearance

Lot presentation
Caroni 21 years 1997 Berry Bros & Rudd Cask n°181 - One of 231 Exceptional Casks

Cuvée presentation

A 21 year old Caroni single cask (#181) distilled in 1997 and bottled by Berry Bros & Rudd for the Exceptional Casks range. Berry Bros & Rudd was founded in 1698, making it the oldest independent bottler in Great Britain. It has supplied wines and spirits to the British Royal Family since King George III, and today has two Royal Warrants. “WINE MERCHANTS. BY APPOINTMENT TO H.M. THE QUEEN” is also found on the screw cap. Berry Bros & Rudd is still a family-run company, managed by the descendants of the Berry and Rudd families. A limited edition of 231 bottles.

The distillery Caroni

The Caribbean, Trinidad. Distillery closed, site dismantled.

In 1975, under pressure from across the country, the government of Trinidad nationalized a number of companies, including Tate & Lyle, the English giant of sugar production and owner of Caroni Ltd since 1937. The very competitive economic context, however, led to the closure of the island's sugar refineries and the collapse of the molasses production required for the production of rum. In 2001, the government sold its shares in Rum Distillers Ltd (Caroni) to Angostura and closed the distillery in 2002. Caroni Ltd would be definitively liquidated on 31 July 2003. In October 2004, Luca Gargano, the CEO of the Italian spirit distributor Velier and a passionate rum enthusiast and photographer, visited Trinidad to carry out research for a future report. There he found the site abandoned and, within its cellars, a huge stock of barrels, some distilled in 1974. The story of Caroni began in 2005 and the distillery immediately became the subject of lore.

Detailed characteristics

  • Distillery: Caroni
  • Vintage: 1997
  • Bottler: Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Age: 21 years
  • Appellation: Rhum
  • Country/Region: Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Alcohol percentage: 60.40 %
  • Volume: 0.70L
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • State: 1 good appearance
  • Case: Yes
  • Origin: Trade
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Color: Brown
Caroni 21 years 1997 Berry Bros & Rudd Cask n°181 - One of 231 Exceptional Casks
Caroni 21 years 1997 Berry Bros & Rudd Cask n°181 - One of 231 Exceptional Casks

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Caroni 21 years 1997 Berry Bros & Rudd Cask n°181 - One of 231 Exceptional Casks

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